Submission: December 23, 2014
Registration: December 20, 2014
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Tarifa, Spain
Prizes: First prize 3.000 €, Second prize 1.500 €, Third prize 500 €
Type: Open competition


The reTHINK!NG team proposes the “installation” of a temporary shelter for the sea lovers society dedicated to water sports. These properties must be rethought taking into account the nature which they are located in as mobile surfing condition of this population.

It is not the construction of a building to create a strong impact on the environment, but rather a project that is able to read the landscape and negotiate with it.

It is required that the proposal have a ZERO ECOLOGICAL PRINT, ie, rethinking waste management, contact with the ground or water. … The systems must be independent, can not rely on urban rush. They must be self-sufficient and renewable. How is water or electricity come from? How do the materials to the site? Is building could disintegrate?

The concept of time applied to architectural design. Can be removable? How long would these accommodations be projected for?

All these questions are the beginning of what Rethink!NG aims to promote this project.

Think the competition as a laboratory of ideas. A support where questions are raised without fear of regulatory BREACH, unleash a projective TOTAL FREEDOM.

Construction of 100 temporary accommodations with an approximate area of ​​30 m² each. It will be planned as residential units that provide basic facilities for residents needs. These cells are added so that the inhabitants sociability is enhanced.

You will need to estimate a dedicated surface for the storage of accessories that enable these sports.

It is also advisable the creation of an area to enjoy the scenery of Tarifa. A place where the wishes of each resident are met. Where you can feel the climate, light, water, wind, the smell of salt …

It will be necessary to understand the way of life of these social groups, to add or redefine the proposed program.